Tunisian PM orders nationwide curfew over pandemic

Reuters , Monday 19 Oct 2020

PM Hichem Mechichi
The Tunisian Presidency Press Service, the newly appointed Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, tasked with forming a new unity cabinet, gives a speech at the Carthage Palace on the eastern outskirts of the capital Tunis on July 25, 2020. (AFP)

Tunisia's Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi on Monday ordered a curfew starting from Tuesday in all regions of the country.

Coronavirus cases have been surging in Tunisia, which had managed to contain the virus earlier in the year, and have now reached more than 40,000.

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